You might not think so, but once you reach the interview stage, you will need to make an even bigger effort to ace this stage than you have in the past, when your focus was just the resume and the cover letter.
It is at this point that you will finally find out what the whole fuss was about. And it is now that your true mettle as an individual will be tested.
Acing the interview process means that you have successfully reached out to a hiring manager, who will soon be your employer. Being conscientious at this time is most important.
The following set of questions and answers will help you prepare for an interview for the position of a medical driver:
Medical Driver Interview Questions and Answers
In what capacity have you worked as a medical driver?
As a medical driver, I have worked in both emergency and non-emergency capacities. And I am well-versed in handling both with equal responsibility.
What do you think a medical driver needs in terms of skills?
Apart from being able to drive medical units such as vans and transits, it is important for medical drivers to be exceptionally talented at handling sensitive information such as medical documents and lab samples, and have it in him or her to value human life.
What are some of the main duties that you have performed in the role of a medical driver?
As a medical driver, I have been responsible for driving medical vans from one place to another, to transport patients, documents and lab specimens. Making sure that timelines are adhered to, and ensuring the physical safety of all aboard is also an area that I am responsible for in this role. Ensuring that assigned vehicles are checked at the beginning of each shift to make sure that they are in good working order, and performing general and preventative maintenance on them have also been part of my work as a medical driver.
What do you feel is the most difficult part of working as a medical doctor?
I would probably call driving a medical unit challenging when there’s an emergency situation. However, this goes with the territory.
How do you handle stress when you are driving an emergency vehicle?
The stress of timelines and traffic issues is s horror at times, especially when there’s an emergency on-board. But I am attuned to this now, and focus on getting the patient to the hospital as soon as possible.
On a scale of one to ten (one being the lowest), where do you rate your skills as a medical driver?
I would give myself a realistic 8. I am good at what I do, but I am also aware of the fact that there is always room to learn more.